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  •  If it's banned for (0+ / 0-)

    a smell "as obnoxious as cigar smoke" then also should cigars be banned.

    It's the same argument as has been used to legalize MJ:  if it's no worse than alcohol, then either legalize or ban both.

    As a Denverite, I don't doubt that some of our PTB think they're doing good by trying to block cannabis. The various smugglers and black marketers applaud in the background.

    "Our problem is not that the glass is half empty or half full, but that the 1% claims that it is their glass." ---Stolen from a post on Daily Kos

    by jestbill on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 06:35:34 PM PST

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    •  I learned about that in Tennessee in 1966 (0+ / 0-)

      when I was there for Peace Corps training for going to Korea. (They found a group of Koreans at a Bible college in Nashville to teach us Korean.) Tennessee law gives counties local option on alcohol, and in many counties the churches and the bootleggers were the only ones who voted Dry. Still true in a number of states.

      Two or three weeks before the vote, the churches would hand out bumper stickers to put on cars; in big red letters they said, "For the sake of my family, vote dry." An older boy, the son of one of the most prosperous bootleggers, drove around town in a new Buick, with three of those bumper stickers plastered on front and back: "For the sake of my family, vote dry."

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 10:00:44 PM PST

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